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Sunshine Helicopters Big Island

62-100 Kaunaoa Dr, Kamuela, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9749
+1 808-882-1851
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Helicopter Tour of Kohala Coast

Excellent Tour! We chose this helicopter company because of the location of the helipads as well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Red lava volcanos, green valleys with spectacular waterfalls, great pilot? Score it 10 out of 5.

All the main helicopter ride companies do a good job. We chose Sunshine because its pads are on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Francisco, CA
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In an industry that demands the best Sunshine Helicopters delivers! On the Big Island we only fly the New WhisperSTAR, by far the most advanced technological sightseeing helicopter ever built! All forward facing seats, More interior room, Large windows, pilot-to-pax intercom and a 3-Camera Sky-Cam Video System recording your Actual Flight. Sunshine customized the standard factory interior with business and first class seating to further enhance passenger comfort and visibility. Two wonderful tour options to choose:Kohala/ Hamakua 30 minute flight. Explore the steep ocean cliffs and hidden valleys of Waimanu, Pololu and Waipio, alive with dozens of roaring waterfalls. This area of the Big Island is rich in history and holds some of the most spectacular vistas in Hawaii.For the adventure seekers wanting to see a Live Volcano. Our 1 hour 45 minute flight covers it all, including the sights of the Kohala/ Hamakua tour with added scenery of the Volcanic Landscape of Kilauea Volcano
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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62-100 Kaunaoa Dr, Kamuela, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9749
+1 808-882-1851
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Tour! We chose this helicopter company because of the location of the helipads as well as the tour they offered. My husband and I had already taken a circle island tour (with Wasabi tours) and the only area we were unable to see on...More

Thank MelissaC1212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the main helicopter ride companies do a good job. We chose Sunshine because its pads are on the North Kohala Coast, where we were staying. I'm confident most of the heli ride outfits are good, and this one was well-organized, with friendly people, and...More

Thank FoodieKabloodie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a spectacular trip where we saw the volcanos and canyons of The Big Island in a trip which was convenient and just about the right duration. The weather was a bit overcast but that did not detract from the experience because the pilot...More

Thank Johnny2018
Reviewed July 14, 2017

I had the pleasure of taking a helicopter ride that was about 45-50 minutes over the beautiful coast line of Big Island. I got to see gorgeous waterfall and valleys. My two favorite things that I saw was the small pieces of land of the...More

Thank Gabriela S
Reviewed July 13, 2017

We recently did the 2 hour Big Island Helicopter Tour on our honeymoon, and paid extra for the front two seats next to the pilot, and it was an excellent experience! The pilot was outstanding. He made us feel comfortable and safe. He had a...More

1  Thank donner2016
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

The volcano deluxe flight isn't cheap but it is a rather amazing experience and you get to see the volcano activities and the scenic coast line. The pilot was friendly and the informative. A great way to see the island and learn about it.

Thank Niv T
Reviewed July 5, 2017

This company is located "off the beaten path", but don't let that sway you. They are very professional and our pilot, Ian, was wonderful. I felt very safe and comfortable on this trip. It was amazing to see how alive and different each section of...More

Thank OceanLover825
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

We were due to do this trip covering the Volcano National Park to see the crater however the clouds were too low so ended up going on the coastal and valley tour. Scenery was so good and would recommend this tour for sure. Professional staff...More

Thank juls329
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Flew with Sunshine Helicopters today and had a great time. We were picked up in time, had a short drive up to the Heli Port and were quickly briefed and on our way. The pilot was not only flying very smoothly but also very knowledgeable...More

Thank Ridgehunter
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Booked but flight was cancelled that day due to weather and rebooked on a following day seemed the right decision. The day we went up was spectacular, volcano fly-over was low enough to get a great view and pilot ensured that both sides always got...More

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